Crime in GR was up in 2015; trended down in 2016

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — According to the most recent Uniform Crime Report, Glen Ridge experienced an increase in crime from 2014 to 2015. The report, compiled by the NJ State Police, was released April 28. However, Glen Ridge Police Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattuta provided The Glen Ridge Paper with the 2016 UCR, not expected from the State […]

Administration to revisit changing Move-Up Day

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — An abrupt change of a 50-year-old Glen Ridge School District tradition drew concern from a number of parents at a hastily arranged meeting at Ridgewood Avenue School on Monday, May 8. In attendance were about 30 parents, School Superintendent Dirk Phillips, the borough’s three elementary school principals and a number of teachers. […]

County to host open house for mental health awareness

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County will host its first Mental Health Awareness Month Open House at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The goal of the daylong event is to raise awareness about mental health, to educate the public about behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illness and to break […]

Borough moves ahead with affordable housing agreement

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The public at the Glen Ridge Council meeting on April 24 heard an updated report from Special Master Elizabeth McKenzie about negotiations between the borough and the developer of a proposed apartment building on Baldwin Street. The borough, she said, had to come to an agreement with the developer and the Fair […]

An Easter visit

An Easter visit

GLEN RIDGE, NJ  — Glen Ridge Girl Scout cadets  Troop 21265 recently visited with the residents of Van Dyk Manor, in Montclair. The Scouts played bingo with the residents and delivered handmade Easter gifts.

Tom Fleming, long-distance luminary, dies

Tom Fleming, long-distance luminary, dies

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Renown runner and coach Tom Fleming, 65, died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday, April 19. It was reported by Montclair Kimberley Academy, where he taught and coached, that Fleming collapsed at an MKA track meet in Verona. Fleming, a Bloomfield High School graduate, Class of 1969, had also lived in Glen Ridge. […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]

GRCC hosts organ concert

GRCC hosts organ concert

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Community Concerts presented a program by organist Eric Plutz on Sunday, March 27, at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church. Plutz is the university organist at Princeton University. The program was audience-friendly, Plutz said in the reception following his 70-minute performance, and he said this was on purpose. Although unmentioned in […]

Essex County Cares partners with 8 worthy nonprofits

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Essex County Cares partners with 8 worthy nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has partnered with eight national and state nonprofit organizations to raise awareness for their causes and generate interest in upcoming fundraising events. County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced March 27 that the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, The Arc of Essex County, Give the Kids Hope Foundation, […]

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